I like me a good APS-H body! I hope the used 1D4 market takes a dump once the 1Dx comes out. Too bad Canon got rid of the 1.3:1 sensor. It really is a great compromise between the APS-C and FF extremes.
I'm on the APS-H wagon too... we must be masichists
personally I think a good crop complements a FF very nicely
I just have not been overly thrilled with the 7D sensor when i looked at getting one I decided i'd rather stay with the APS-H.
I am waiting with interest to see what they decide to do with the 7DII if it eventuates or if they kill it off
absolutely right, and many are right behind you. The 7D is an anomaly to me -- it offers substantial contributions in areas important to wildlifers, but no real game changer in the sensor itself, which appears to have just pushed pixel density to new levels for little benefit. Yet, if they totally abandon the high performance crop body altogether, then wildlifers are going to have to carry more glass as they move from 1D4 to the 1Dx.
has their been an announcement such that we are certain Canon is committed to the demise of H bodies?
There appears to be a market need for a high performance crop body; what I don't get is how (or if) Canon will fill that need if they are abandoning the 1.3. It seems unlikely to me that we would see a 1.6x body as a worthy successor to the mighty 1D4, but if thats what Canon produces I doubt it will have a 7 in the name. Canon's next move (or lack of one) in the performance crop body arena will be as newsworthy as the 5D3